Procurement Specialist - Contract Manufacturing

 Great opportunity to join this global organisation renowned for innovation and best practice methodologies.

  • Entrepreneurial, multi-national industry leader
  • Friendly, collaborative and professional environment
  • Product sourcing and negotiation, tendering, purchasing

About the opportunity
This company is hailed as one of New Zealand’s great success stories. Highly innovative and growing, this New Zealand-based business has become a force to be reckoned with on the international market. With the goal of being the global leader in farmer productivity, the company has become expert in the design, manufacture and marketing of products and solutions aimed at increasing the efficiency and profitability of the agricultural sector.

About the role
Reporting to the Contract Manager, you will be accountable for all aspects of procurement of raw materials required by the company’s contract manufacturing division. This will include:

  • Costing: obtaining and collating pricing of (mostly) electronic parts to allow competitive quoting,
  • Product sourcing: selecting new or alternative parts as required.
  • Generating and reviewing RFQs.
  • Purchasing raw materials used in prototyping.
  • Working collaboratively with suppliers to ensure optimal lead times, price competitiveness and inventory levels are maintained, and continuously improved.
  • Keeping an overview of marketing conditions, emerging technology, and new potential suppliers.
  • Acting as back-up to the Purchasing Officer regarding day to day MRP-driven purchasing as required. 

Skills and Experience

  The company seeks an experienced  Buyer who can hit the ground running.

  • Working knowledge of electronic components, and the purchasing thereof is essential.
  • Ideally you have experience working within a high SKU, technically orientated manufacturing environment.
  • Experience managing supplier relationships.
  • Understanding of end-to-end supply chain, from sales forecasts through procurement, purchasing, planning and manufacturing, warehousing and inventory management, and delivery to the customer. Your knowledge is ideally supported by a relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Computer literate – with minimum intermediate level skills with ERP systems (ideally JDE) and MS applications (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Proficient in data analysis.
  • You have the ability to persuade and influence, are a great communicator and a savvy negotiator.

  This organisation values proactive 'thinkers' who are down-to-earth,  are commercially astute, and constantly on the lookout for opportunities to make improvement.    

How to apply
Click on the link: or contact Yvette Harrison, on +64 9 522 3927 for a confidential discussion.